I love vacuuming.
Don't panic you read correctly I really love vacuuming and cleaning bathrooms. I don't care for the rest of the household chores.
To me there is nothing more rewarding than starting out with a crumb, dog hair, dry play dough covered floor and as you vacuum, you can see you are removing the detritus away.
Every time you vacuum you get to start with a clean slate again.
Last year when times were tough in my life, my computer and work became my life. I would sit on it for hours at night after having finished all of my jobs, working away, I rarely slept more than 3-4 hours.
I used to give myself breaks and wander aimlessly through websites. One night I obviously entered a competition. I never enter competitions.
It was on the AsthmaSA site and there was a Kids Breathe Better link. A competition was running and you just needed to write your story about your child's asthma.
So I did...apparently. I was away camping at our piece of Paradise in October last year when I checked my e-mails and there was an e-mail telling me I had won a DC23 Turbo vacuum from Dyson through the Kids Breathe Better Competition.
I almost deleted it. I thought it was SPAM, a joke, a virus on my MAC.
However it was true. I was one of 500 around the country who won a vacuum.
So it means my writing was maybe not so great with so many winners, but that is besides the point.
I needed a vacuum, my estranged husband had my beloved Dyson at his house in the country where it was REALLY needed and I was using my mums spare Dyson upright.
I was so grateful for this wonderful prize and I put it to good work every few days.
This was truly the highlight of my life last year. I told everyone how excited I was to have a new vacuum and be using it.
They all thought I was mad.
That vacuum was a sign of hope to me at that time and I cherish it, (you wouldn't think so if you saw what it lifts from my floors though!).
I was just so lucky.
Try your luck you just never know!